Today's Google event introduced their first Pixel Watch along with Pixel 7 Phones with an amazing 30X camera Zoom on their Pro model
This morning Google held their Made by Google '22 event that showcased their new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones. The Pixel 7 Pro delivers a new knockout 'Super Rez Zoom' feature that's well ahead of Apple's solution that may be coming to the iPhone 15 in 2023. The event also presented the new Google Pixel Watch that has merged Google and Fitbit technologies. The event also included more details about their upcoming Pixel Tablet that dues out in 2023. Our first video below presents you with a look at the Pixel Tablet and it's convenient 'Charging Speaker Dock' accessory.
Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro
The redesigned Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are here, powered by their next-generation Google Tensor G2 processor that ships with Android 13 that offers 5 years of free updates including security updates.
With a 6.3-inch display and smaller bezels, Pixel 7 is purposefully more compact than Pixel 6 — packing more features and improvements into a smaller profile. Its literature reveals that their Pixel 7 comes with a new zirconia-blasted aluminum that feels silky in your hand, and consumers could choose from three colors to suit their personal style: Snow, Obsidian and brand-new Lemongrass.
Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inch immersive display, a beautiful polished aluminum frame and a camera bar that’s perfectly complemented by the three color options: Snow, Obsidian and a new Hazel color.
While Apple fans wait for Apple's first folded camera zoom lens, the Google Pixel 7 Pro now delivers an amazing 30x 'Super Rez Zoom' that's really impressive as the example below proves out. Within the red circle in the picture on the left there's a person and with their new 30X zoom you get to see the result on the right image of the person you can't see in the original view. At 30X, we see a nice crisp image, unlike many smartphones with zoom lenses that deliver grainy images at higher zoom levels.
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By far, the new Zoom capability on the Pixel 7 Pro is a killer feature and with their new unblur and the ability to touch up photos with Magic Eraser to eliminate things you want out of your photos, Google has one of the best cameras on the market today.
Introducing Google Pixel Watch
Introducing Google Pixel Watch, their first watch built inside and out that brings together helpfulness and convenience from Google and Fitbit’s best health and fitness features, all in a beautiful new design.
Google Pixel Watch has deep integration with Fitbit to provide leading health and fitness features, including our most accurate heart rate tracking yet. With on-device machine learning and deep optimization down to the processor level, it gives you an accurate measurement of your heart rate continuously tracking at once per second.
The Fitbit experience is completely redesigned for Google Pixel Watch, with 40 exercise modes available to track your favorite workouts and all-day activities including steps, distance with built-in GPS and Active Zone Minutes, to help you push for that extra rep during workouts.
It helps you keep tabs on your health with an ECG app to detect signs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), better understand your sleep with Sleep Score and Sleep Stages, and receive guidance powered by Fitbit’s 20 billion nights tracked.
Get insights into key metrics like your breathing rate, heart rate variability and more — all on the Health Metrics Dashboard in the Fitbit app. With Fitbit Premium, you get deeper insights and access to features like Daily Readiness Score so you know when to go all-out in your workout or prioritize rest. More than 1,000 workouts and 400 mindfulness sessions are available to help you take action and approach each day based on what your body is telling you.
the Google Pixel Collection
The Full Made by Google '22 Event
Not to rain on Google's parade, but their stance on privacy has to be questioned. Starting at the 24:35 mark of the full-event video above, the company addressed 'Privacy and Security." Jen Fitzpatrick, Google's SVP for Core Systems and Experiences, highlighted Google's new Security features and commitment to privacy. Yet at the same time in the news, Google was fined $85 million by Arizona for illegally collecting user data. Other States such as Texas, Washington D.C. and Indiana have filed similar suits.
Arizona attorney's stated that Google kept collecting user data even after they disabled the feature that allows recording location data. So, Fitzpatrick claiming that "Every day, our teams of world-class privacy and security experts help protect your personal information," is hard to take very seriously.